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Super Sprint Finishes in Elite Contact Taupo Cycle Challenge

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 1:33 pm | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Fierce competition in the elite races at this year’s Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge made for thrilling sprint finishes and exciting spectator action. More >>

Kiwis climb back up at 2015 Finn Gold Cup

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 11:41 am | Yachting New Zealand

Takapuna turned it on for day four of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup today. The 76 boat fleet sailed races in brilliant conditions which NZL Sailing Team’s Andrew Murdoch and Josh Junior relished. More >>

Burling and Tuke make history with NZ Sailing’s Top Honour

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 11:37 am | Yachting New Zealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have taken New Zealand’s top Award in the sport of sailing for the third consecutive year and are now among the most celebrated sailors in New Zealand. More >>

Adele No.1 Album in NZ

Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:25 pm | The Label

Returning with triumphant force, the woman we have come to know simply as ' Adele ' enchants the world once again through song in her long awaited new release, 25 . Within just a week of the album's release, 25 has smashed multiple records across ... More >>

Drama of WWI exemption hearings revealed

Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:15 pm | Massey University

New Zealand men conscripted to fight in World War I were less likely to seek exemptions than their British counterparts, according to new research by a Massey University historian. More >>

bFM's community smash target, and how!

Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:13 pm | 95bfm

The 95bFM Bombathon is now over, with current total pledges of $51,976.90. The original target of $45,000 was reached around 5:20pm last Sunday, with official Bombathon activities ending at midnight that evening. More >>

Connecting Coaches, Sky City, December 4-6

Friday, 27 November 2015, 4:17 pm | Sport New Zealand

Calling all coaches! Don’t miss your chance to join over 500 Kiwi coaches at the Connecting Coaches convention from December 4-6 at Sky City in Auckland. Headlined by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and other high-profile international speakers, you ... More >>

ASB and St John release toy ambulance

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:33 pm | Joint Press Release

New yellow toy ambulances are ready to roll out the door for a good cause from ASB branches nationwide, from Monday November 16 2015. More >>

2015 Pasifika Whānau Ora Award Winners announced

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:15 pm | Pasifika Futures Limited

The winners of this year’s Pasifika Whānau Ora Awards have been revealed at the 2nd annual Whānau Ora Conference Dinner on Wednesday evening at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, hosted by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. More >>

Road user charge introduction at Mt John

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:59 pm | Mt John Observatory

Popularity leads to road user charge introduction at Mt John, Tekapo Due to the increased popularity of Earth & Sky’s tourism experience at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, a $5 road user charge is being introduced ... More >>

Stroke and Stride Race 1

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:56 pm | Stroke and Stride

The first race back after the long winter off season can be a cause for trepidation even amongst the most experienced of swimrun athletes. Race #1 at the Stroke & Stride is when all your training or lack of will be revealed not to just to the competition ... More >>

Sunday Sessions at 46 & York

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:47 pm | 46 and York

Now that the weather’s on the up, local favourite, 46 & York is turning up the heat and providing your regular Sunday afternoon insight into the inspirations and influences of the record collections of some of Auckland’s finest DJs and musicians. More >>

International Writers’ Workshop NZ Inc

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:41 pm | International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

International Writers’ Workshop NZ Inc PO Box 36652, Northcote, 0748 Press Release: 27 November 2015 More >>

Crimson Summer Wins Formica® FormationsTM Competition

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:38 pm | Dalman Architecture

Wendy Tran, senior interior designer with Dalman Architecture, has won the coveted professional category Formica Formations title with her entry “Crimson Summer”. Tran’s winning fabricated lamp was revealed at an awards function at Oram’s Marine ... More >>

Government invests in Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:09 pm | Major Events NZ

The Government is investing up to $250,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the annual Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, with the 2015 event taking place this Saturday. More >>

MacGyver Set to Thrill at Armageddon Expo

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:04 pm | Armageddon Expo

MacGyver always finds ingenious ways to get out of tight situations, but in March he’ll need all of those skills to get past the crowds of fans at the inaugural Armageddon Expo, Manukau City, at the Vodafone Events Centre, March 5-6th, as well ... More >>

Duo awarded Pettman/ROSL Scholarship

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:03 pm | University of Auckland

Two young musicians from the University of Auckland have scooped one of the country’s biggest music prizes, the 2015 Pettman ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) Arts Chamber Music Scholarship, worth $50,000. More >>

Further Details Of 'Remembering Jonah' Released

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:51 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Remembering Jonah, the official memorial service for Jonah Lomu, will celebrate publically his life and contribution to world rugby and the New Zealand community at Eden Park at 1pm on Monday 30 November. More >>

Podium Spots Up for Grabs

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:19 am | Triathlon New Zealand

PODIUM SPOTS UP FOR GRABS IN WOMEN’S RACE AT SOVEREIGN TINMAN This weekend might well see one of the more difficult races to predict in the 27 year history of the Sovereign Tinman, with the women’s standard distance podium beckoning to any number ... More >>

Expert Team to Judge the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:18 am | New Zealand Book Council

Expert Team to Judge the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children And Young Adults More >>

US Airforce to be part of Warbirds for the first time

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:44 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The United States Air Force has confirmed it will be part of the flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow for the first time in the 28 year history of the event. More >>

Local Sailor a Finalist in National Awards

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:26 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Winning a finals slot in New Zealand’s Attitude Awards is floating Hastings sailor Otis Horne’s boat. More >>

Sam Rapira set to make in ring return

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:25 am | Benjamin Watt

Sam Rapira set to make in ring return in December after four months of recovering from a broken hand. Rapira will be fighting Iranian boxer and New Zealand resident Sivan Hermez. More >>

2015 Finn Gold class Regatta Takapuna's Last

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:20 am | Takapuna Boating Club

The current Finn class worlds look to be the last event to be hosted and held by the Takapuna Boating Club. Refusal by Takapuna Boating Club to meet a proposed creditor’s arrangement sees imminent receivership after this event. Rear Commodore Ray Welson’s ... More >>

Tough day at the office for NZL at 2015 Finn Gold Cup

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:14 am | Yachting New Zealand

It was a tough day at the office for the NZL Sailing Team competing at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup on Auckland’s North Shore and both Andrew Murdoch and Josh Junior have taken a hit in the standings at the regatta mid-way mark. More >>

Vending Machines For All

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:12 am | Waikato University

A Waikato University law student is working on a summer start-up project to make vending machines more accessible to people living with disabilities or impairments. More >>

Rhythm and Vines: Premium Spots Sold Out

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:07 am | Rhythm and Vines

Rhythm and Vines is the 3-day international music festival held in Gisborne each year that music enthusiasts and festivalgoers around the world have grown to know and love. Gisborne is the first city to welcome in the first sunrise of the New Year, ... More >>

Raggamuffin Removes Beenie Man From Line-up

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:55 am | Raggamuffin

Raggamuffin has removed controversial Jamaican reggae singer Beenie Man from its line-up following concerns raised by the New Zealand gay community. More >>

Open Nights at Studio One Toi Tū

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:45 am | Studio One Toi Tu

Wednesday 9 December marks a special December edition of Open Nights at Studio One Toi Tū, with fascinating conversations with our new artists in residence Ian Powell, Ben Palmer, Michael Duignan and Selwyn Vercoe. More >>

Sampari Art Exhibition, ACU Art Gallery

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:30 am | Federal Republic of West Papua

WELSH ARTIST BRONWEN BENDER’s striking copper-wire portrait of West Papuan diplomat Jacob Rumbiak, who escaped from Indonesia’s notorious penal system in 1999, leads a spectacular response by Australian artists for ‘a bounty of image and knowledge ... More >>

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy LIVE in NZ

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:25 am | The Powerstation

In 1985, The Jesus & Mary Chain released their debut album, Psychocandy, to an unwitting and unwilling public. In a pop music scene littered with acts that seemed to value style over substance, the fuzzed-out sound of The Jesus & Mary Chain ... More >>

Asking Alexandria return to NZ

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:16 am | Live Nation

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2015 – British metal band ASKING ALEXANDRIA are set to return with new frontman, Denis Stoff, visiting New Zealand for the first time since February 2014. More >>

One Love - Let’s Get Together And Feel Alright!

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:12 am | NicNak Media

The countdown is on to what’s sure to be the hottest reggae festival in the Southern hemisphere this summer. Proudly presented by Pato Entertainment, One Love is being held in Tauranga over Waitangi weekend, February 6-7, 2016. The festival features ... More >>

A Tall Order – First of Two Giraffes On The Move to Orana

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:52 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is transferring two lofty lasses, young female giraffes, from Auckland Zoo as part of the zoo-based breeding programme for these majestic animals. Currently, one animal, Shira (2), is on board the 25,000 tonne SHANSI, embarking ... More >>

Echo Festival Cancelled

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:46 pm | Echo Festival

Slow ticket sales have now led to the cancellation of two-day music event Echo Festival. More >>

Taupo Racetrack rebrands to Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:29 pm | Taupo Motorsport

Taupo brings home New Zealand’s most internationally recognised brand with the re-naming of its race track facility; More >>

Auckland Arts Festival 2016 presents Changes

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:06 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival 2016 presents Changes, the world premiere of two significant new dance works by visionary choreographers Neil Ieremia (Black Grace, New Zealand) and Kuik Swee Boon (T.H.E Company, Singapore). More >>

Commemoration planning begins!

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:50 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

In four years’ time the Bay of Island will celebrate and commemorate the arrival 246 years ago of two exceptional navigators, Tupaia from Tahiti and James Cook from England on the HM Bark Endeavour and planning is well underway! More >>

Get your jingle on

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:41 pm | QTheatre

Diva Agency is proud to present a stellar line-up of New Zealand’s finest entertainers at Q Theatre’s Get Your Jingle On season, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. The series kicks off with legendary poet Sam Hunt on December 9 and includes ... More >>

Wellington Blaze squad announced

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:26 pm | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Blaze squad to play in their first Twenty20 match against the Northern Spirit at Karori Park on November 27 is: More >>

NTC Live Comes to Auckland

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:24 pm | RAW

Joining women together around the world, and introducing them to new fitness experiences and communities, the NTC Tour is set to kick off in 2016. This year will see three cities take part simultaneously across Australia and New Zealand including an epic ... More >>

Stunning location will set show apart internationally

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:02 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer, says it is great news that beautiful Bastion Point has been chosen for theinaugural New Zealand Flower & Garden Show - scheduled for 23 – 27 November 2016. More >>

Great Kiwi Kids recognised at 2015 Excellence Awards

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:45 am | Foundation For Youth Development

Twenty-seven extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2015 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night. More >>

Nigel Latta puts the craziness of life into perspective

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:42 am | Kenzie's Gift

Just in time for the ‘silly season’ Nigel Latta will be putting the craziness of the season into perspective in a one off show, “The Problem with life” on Wednesday 2nd December from 7.30pm at Westlake Boys High School, Forresst Hill, Auckland. More >>

2015 New Zealand Ukulele Festival Announcement

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:53 am | NZ Ukulele Festival

The 2015 NZ Ukulele Festival will be hosted on Sunday, November 29th at The Trusts Arena , the official home of the New Zealand Ukulele Festival. More >>

Emirates to be official airline sponsor at ASB Classic

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:42 am | Emirates Airlines

26 November 2015 – As part of its ongoing commitment to bring Kiwi fans closer to the action, Emirates is set to become the official airline sponsor at the ASB Classic men’s tennis tournament. Emirates and the ATP have elevated their partnership, ... More >>

Second International Food Design Conference Confirmed

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:30 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic’s Food Design Institute has announced it will host the second International Food Design Conference and Studio in late June 2016. Conference Convener Professor Richard Mitchell said the three-day event would celebrate ‘The Human ... More >>

Oily Rag - Spring veges

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:27 am | Oily Rag

Oily Rag gardens everywhere are bursting with vegetables; broccoli, cauliflower, and silver beet in particular. So we went looking for what readers have to say about cooking these vegetables of abundance. More >>

Big Guns Head to Hampton Downs

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:04 am | Premier Motorsports

BIG GUNS HEAD TO HAMPTON DOWNS The new-look motor racing season in New Zealand got off to a great start with the first Premier Motorsport event at Taupo Motorsport Park in October, before the big classes then moved on to the ITM 500 V8 Supercar ... More >>

Mondiale Aces unchanged for game against Canterbury Kings

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:45 am | Auckland Cricket

After three home wins on the trot the Mondiale Aces have named an unchanged side to take on the Canterbury Kings at Hagley Oval. More >>

Family Feud Applcations Now Open

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:43 am | Mediaworks

Family Feud Applcations Now Open Is your family ready to get its feud on? Iconic gameshow Family Feud is heading to New Zealand screens – and we’re looking for fun, lively families to take part! More >>

Plan ahead for pet’s sake

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:35 am | SPCA

The SPCA are calling on owners to plan ahead for their pet’s old age, or unexpected injuries or illness. More >>

One off concert at Mangawhai Tavern this summer

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:12 am | Mushroom Group

Hot off the heels of this year's Church Tour: The Lost Highway, Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders with his band The Warratahs will reunite for a one-off concert at Mangawhai Tavern this summer! More >>

Murdoch holds 2nd after day two 2015 Finn Gold Cup

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5:31 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Racing for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup continued off Takapuna as the large 75 boat fleet took to the water for day two of the six day regatta. More >>

Wendt's latest novel a decade in the making

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:55 pm | Huia Publishers

The new novel Breaking Connections is the latest release from leading Pacific writer Albert Wendt. More >>

Mentor programme for 2016 seeks applications

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:45 pm | NZ Society of Authors

For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or comic / graphic novelist. More >>

UNESCO honours New Zealand heritage items

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:56 pm | UNESCO

The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust has announced the inscription of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni ( the Declaration of Independence ofthe United Tribes of New Zealand ) and the Pickerill Papers on Plastic Surgery ... More >>

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show opens this weekend

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:50 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show opens this Saturday 28 November at the Gallery and includes more than 100 paintings by artists from across the country. Entry to the exhibition is free. More >>

Museum honours outstanding individuals

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:24 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum last night honoured the careers of four outstanding individuals in its annual Museum Medals ceremony held at the Museum on Tuesday 24th November. More >>

Top Hawke's Bay Cyclist Moving For Dream Job

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:18 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Nearing the end of degree studies at EIT, Hannah van Kampen has already scored a job that underpins her road cycling ambitions. More >>


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